NPS National Transit Inventory and Performance Report, 2017

This is a summary of the 6th annual (2017) National Park Service (NPS) Transit Inventory and Performance Report. This effort: (1) Identifies NPS transit systems across the country; (2) Tracks the operational performance (e.g. boardings) of each system; and (3) Inventories NPS and non-NPS owned transit vehicles and collects detailed vehicle information. This year includes an update and expansion of the emissions analysis to include additional air pollutants, and park-by-park validation of NPS transit vehicle recapitalization needs. Key figures include: 65 represented parks, 43.7 million passenger boardings, 99 transit systems, and 828 vehicles, 62% of NPS-owned vehicles operate on alternative fuel, and 81% are operated by a non-NPS entity under an agreement or contract. The top ten transit systems, in terms of passenger boardings, accounted for 84% of the 43.7 million passenger boardings in 2017. The systems with the highest boardings are located at Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty National Monuments, Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Alcatraz Island in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In addition, three parks are profiled with transit systems that promote regional connectivity to transit options outside the parks. The case studies are: (1) Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio; (2) D.C. Circulator, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.; and (3) Yosemite Transportation System, Yosemite National Park, California.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Park Service

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Baas, Jessica
    • Daddio, David
    • McNally, Alexandra
    • Berthuame, Angela
    • Eilbert, Andrew
    • Glynn, Russell
    • Kittredge, Danielle
    • Pildes, Russell
  • Publication Date: 2018-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-NPS-19-01, 999/1488332
  • Contract Numbers: VU15/RE886
  • Created Date: Nov 26 2018 9:59AM